Children attending the Feast of Holy Innocents Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on December 28 were cautioned about the consequences of anger.
“In anger people do things they regret later on, say things they regret later on,” Deacon Lennox Toussaint told children. He explained King Herod’s anger and fear of a baby he thought was a competitor for his throne caused him to order all sons to be killed.
“He saw all as a threat; he did not know which [baby] was Jesus. He was angry and fearful; fear is man’s greatest enemy. We must replace fear with faith,” Deacon Toussaint said. The children Herod killed went straight to Heaven because they were martyrs for Jesus.